Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee
Sidecar churns out some of the city’s best donuts at their Santa Monica, Torrance, Manhattan Beach, and Fairfax outposts. Made in small batches throughout the day (so you’re almost always guaranteed a fresh-out-of-the-fryer pastry), their donuts boast a perfect crustiness that hides an exceptionally moist interior. In short, they’re superlative. Although their cult-favorite cake donuts include an outstanding sweet-meets-spicy Saigon cinnamon crumb, as well as a moist huckleberry that’s filled with freshly foraged fruit, you’d be remiss not to indulge in Sidecar’s famous butter and salt—a rich, tender, vanilla-y concoction smothered in brown butter glaze with a touch of fleur del sel. In the mood for savory? If you’re lucky, you’ll catch Sidecar’s eggs Benedict donut—the lovechild of a breakfast sammie and malasada stuffed with poached egg, country ham, and homemade basil hollandaise.